14 August 2021
Focusing on body and gender morphology, the course will explore techniques for drawing the human figure. Body and structural (physical) volumes are studied in a wide range of disciplines including anthropology, sociology, art history and cultural studies. In performance studies, more specifically, the dialogue between the model (nude figure) and the student's work plays an integral role in negotiating an understanding of the body. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the relationship between drawing and human nature.
Working with students takes place individually as the subject is more personal, and depends on the character and the methodology that each student requires in order to work.
The purpose of the course: The research work of the student in the subject of nudes is based on an artistic tradition that has been built in the school. But it is also a visual research that requires not only the interpretation of nature, but also the development of imagination, personal initiative, creativity, diversity of techniques, pencil, carbon, pen, and the student’s means of expression.
Representing the nude body consists of a multifaceted analysis in which the student explores expressive tools such as; line-contour (linear drawing which is the way of line plasticity), by which the drawing is thus formatted by the outer line as an example of the ideal appearance, expressiveness, and character of the model (which lies not only in the similitude but also in the movement of the nude, the way it stands, how this volume stays in space). Drawing by nature aims at the emotional realization of nudity by the visual perception which it consists of;
The subject of nudism necessarily starts from the knowledge of the figure which initially begins with the drawing which is the arc of the imagination, which the student must interpret and not display a copy of. This is related to perspective and anatomy as two disciplines which consist of integrating the teaching part of this subject.
This course invites the student to engage in a dialogue with the object - figure (nude), which means to report on the dimension, shape, anatomical structure, mastery which is the basis of starting the curriculum.
Teaching in the subject of nudity is based on the methodology that the teacher offers to the student.
Merita Selimi Spahija is a professor and lecturer in nude drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Tirana. In 2020, she completed her doctoral studies at the Academy of Albanological Studies in Tirana.
Young professionals and students of fine art, art history, visual cultures, memory studies, gender studies, family studies, visual anthropology, philosophy, pedagogy, sociology, psychology, journalism, and anyone with a keen interest in the subject area.
The research work of the student in the subject of nudes is based on an artistic tradition that has been built in the school. But it is also a visual research that requires not only the interpretation of nature, but also the development of imagination, personal initiative, creativity, diversity of techniques, pencil, carbon, pen, and the student’s means of expression.
At the conclusion of each course, registered participants will be issued a certificate stating their equivalency of The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits from Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France.
EUR 300: The participation fee is due in full after you have successfully enrolled in the course via written confirmation from SSAS. The fee covers tuition, proceedings and certificates. This fee does not cover the cost of individually necessary materials, personal equipment, further excursions, accommodation or travel expenses.
EUR 30: Students who wish to obtain an ECTS certificate must pay an additional supplement to the registration fee, calculated as 10% of the annual fee, corresponding to the administrative treatment of the ECTS certificate established by the Ensba-Lyon. Only participants registered in a higher education institution, and who explicitly request it at the time of registration, will be able to validate ECTS credits in accordance with European regulations.
Scholarships are available for participants from Kosovo. A limited number of scholarships that cover the participation fee are available for international participants.